Short Ribs + French Friday’s with Dorie

February 25, 2011

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I love a good plate of short ribs.  I don’t make them often for many reasons.  They are time consuming, if done right, and they are so “fatty”.  Don’t get me wrong, I love a great piece of meat – the fattier the better.  That is where all the flavor is, after all. Yet, with that said, I view Short Ribs as a culinary treat, equal to the most decadent dessert I can get my hands on.

I actually picked the best weekend to make these.  President’s weekend.  One extra day added to the weekend, which meant an extra day to stay in the P.J.’s just a little bit longer, no packing the lunch boxes(my nemesis), and lots and lots of rain – which is always the best excuse to stay indoors.

This was a good choice for a rainy evening.  Paired it with creamy, garlic mashed potatoes, kale chips, and a simple butter lettuce salad with a shallot vinaigrette. After dinner we sat down to four episodes of Friday Night Lights. Wish every night could be like this; it was one of those perfect nights!

Short Ribs in Red Wine and Port with Tangerine Gremolata
Dorie Greenspan’s around my french table
French Friday’s with Dorie
recipe found here
yield: 6-8 servings

P.S. I had lots of fun with the leftovers; I made crispy tacos with pickled red onions and guacamole.  I also made a few quesadillas, added a little chopped jalapeno and used a fir, organic goat cheese that I grated.

If you are a meat eater and want to see more, check these out:

Stir-fried brown rice w/sliced Sirloin Steak – Delicously Organic
2 Very Cool Butchers – Lundy & Grundy
Dry Rub Baby Back Ribs – Korean American Mommy
Korean Beef Rice Bowl – Steamy Kitchen
Braised Beef Short Ribs – Simply Recipes

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